2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

  

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts model which requires intensive focus in four emphasis areas; Performance, Directing, Production Design, and Theatre Education. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a variety of performance, design, or educational-related fields or for graduate school. Each area is listed below as a major.

Department of Theatre and Dance Goals: Bachelor of Fine Arts

  1. To equip students with a vocabulary and language that reflects the standard terms and concepts used in the dramatic arts
  2. To expose students to the foundational knowledge that impacts upon the major and minor movements of past and contemporary theatrical arts
  3. To prepare students to display professional competencies in one of the four following areas: Performance, Directing, Production Design, and Theatre Education
  4. To contribute to the cultural and artistic environment of Belmont University and the Nashville community
  5. To provide students with opportunities to gain extensive practical and professional experience in a variety of areas within the performing arts
  6. To provide students with an intensive regimented training program with incremental stages of development and experience in preparation for a professional career in the theatre and related fields.

 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Performance

The Performance Emphasis is designed for students who are interested in a career as a professional actor in theater and other performance mediums. The Performance emphasis will prepare students to compete and succeed in the continually evolving world of entertainment performance, giving students the flexibility and skill sets needed to survive and work in a variety of entertainment positions. The B.F.A. degree creates a study of theatrical production and performance that includes theatre history, literature, criticism, analysis, contemporary trends, practical theatre process, and the exploration of theatre as an art form. Building on this foundation is a multi-disciplined approach to the production and performance of theatre with basic coursework in acting, directing, design, management, and the business of theatre. Completing the B.F.A. degree is a concentrated focus on coursework particular to Performance. The objective of the Performance emphasis is to prepare students for the diverse challenges of graduate studies and professional employment in a broad range of entertainment related careers.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Performance Hours
General Education Core Requirement     43-44 
Theatre Core   22  
TDR 1120, Fundamentals of Production Design   3  
TDR 2400, Scriptwriting I  
3
 
TDR 2640, Stage Make-up   3  
TDR 3510, Theatre History I  
3
 
TDR 3520, Theatre History II   3  
TDR 3550, Dramatic Literature and Criticism  
3
 
TDR 3560, Play Analysis   3  
DAN 2410, Theatre Dance Styles  
1
 
Performance Requirements     57 
Emphasis Area  
30
 
TDR 2080, Acting I   3  
TDR 3080, Acting II  
3
 
TDR 4080, Acting III   4  
TDR 4180, Acting IV 4
TDR 2200, Stage Movement I  
3
 
TDR 3200, Stage Movement II   3  
TDR 2100, Stage Voice and Diction I  
3
 
TDR 3100, Stage Voice and Diction II   3  
TDR 2120, Sophomore Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 3120, Junior Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 4015, Senior Capstone   0  
TDR 1500-3500, Proficiency Review (3 Courses)  
0
 
DAN Any combination of Dance Technique courses from Ballet, Jazz, Tap or Modern   2  
Supportive Courses  
20
 

TDR 2210, Stage Combat

  3  

TDR 2250, Directing I

 
3
 

TDR 2720, Acting for the Camera

  3  
TDR 3700, The Business of Show Business  
3
 
TDR 1310-4320, Performance and Production Lab (8)   8  
Theatre Elective Courses  
6
 
Free Elective Courses   67  
   
 
Total Hours 128-129
       


 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Directing

The Directing Emphasis is designed for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the field of theatrical direction. The Directing emphasis is a foundational degree giving the student the necessary tools and techniques required for pursuing graduate study. The Directing emphasis will prepare students for the diverse challenges of graduate studies and the subsequent professional employment as a theatrical director. The B.F.A. degree creates a study of theatrical production and performance that includes theatre history, literature, criticism, analysis, contemporary trends, practical theatre process, and the exploration of theatre as an art form. Building on this foundation is a multi-disciplined approach to the production and performance of theatre with basic coursework in acting, directing, design, management, and the business of theatre. Completing the B.F.A. degree is a concentrated focus on coursework particular to Directing. The objective of the Directing emphasis is to prepare students for the diverse challenges of graduate studies and professional employment in a broad range of entertainment related careers.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Directing

Hours
General Education Core Requirement     43-44 
Theatre Core   22  
TDR 1120, Fundamentals of Production Design   3  
TDR 2400, Scriptwriting I  
3
 
TDR 3510, Theatre History I   3  
TDR 3520, Theatre History II  
3
 
TDR 3550, Dramatic Literature and Criticism   3  
TDR 3560, Play Analysis  
3
 
TDR 4520, Period Styles   3  
DAN 2410, Theatre Dance Styles  
1
 
Directing Requirements     57 
Emphasis Area  
29
 
TDR 2250, Directing I   3  
TDR 3250, Directing II  
3
 
TDR 4260, Advanced Methods in Directing   3  
TDR 2080, Acting I  
3
 
TDR 3080, Acting II   3  
TDR 4400, Scriptwriting II  
3
 
TDR 2100, Stage Voice and Diction I   3  
TDR 2200, Stage Movement I  
3
 
TDR 3700, Business of Show Business   3  
TDR 2120, Sophomore Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 3120, Junior Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 4015, Senior Capstone  
0
 
TDR 1500-3500, Proficiency Review (3 Courses)   0  
Supportive Courses  
20
 

TDR 2720, Acting for the Camera

  3  

TDR 2210, Stage Combat

 
3
 

TDR 2650, Stage Management

  3  
TDR 4440, Technical Theatre for Stage Directors  
3
 
TDR 1310-4320, Performance and Production Lab (8)   8  
Theatre Elective Courses  
6
 
Free Elective Courses   8  
   
 
Total Hours 128-129

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) – Emphasis: Production Design  

The Production Design Emphasis is designed for students who are interested in a career as a professional costume, set, or lighting designers in theater and other performance mediums. The Production Design emphasis will prepare students to compete and succeed in the continually evolving world of entertainment direction, giving students the flexibility and skill sets needed to survive and work in a variety of entertainment positions. The B.F.A. degree creates a study of theatrical production and performance that includes theatre history, literature, criticism, analysis, contemporary trends, practical theatre process, and the exploration of theatre as an art form. Building on this foundation is a multi-disciplined approach to the production and performance of theatre with basic coursework in acting, directing, design, management, and the business of theatre. Completing the B.F.A. degree is a concentrated focus on coursework particular to costume, set, and light design. The objective of the Production Design emphasis is to prepare students for the diverse challenges of graduate studies and professional employment in a broad range of entertainment related careers.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Production Design Hours
General Education Core Requirement     43-44 
Theatre Core   22  
TDR 1120, Fundamentals of Production Design   3  
TDR 2400, Scriptwriting I  
3
 
TDR 3510, Theatre History I   3  
TDR 3520, Theatre History II  
3
 
TDR 3550, Dramatic Literature and Criticism   3  
TDR 3560, Play Analysis  
3
 
TDR 4520, Period Styles   3  
DAN 2410, Theatre Dance Styles  
1
 
Production Design Requirements     57 
Emphasis Area  
29
 
TDR 2610, Set Design I   3  
TDR 2620, Light Design I  
3
 
TDR 2630, Costume Design I   3  
TDR 4120, Advanced Production Design  
3
 
TDR 4120, Advanced Production Design   3  
TDR 2250, Directing I  
3
 
ART 1011, 2-D: Principles of Color   3  
ART 1020, 3-D Design  
3
 
TDR 3700, Business of Show Business   3  
TDR 2120, Sophomore Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 3120, Junior Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 4015, Senior Capstone  
0
 
TDR 1500-3500, Proficiency Review (3)                              0  
Supportive Courses  
20
 

TDR 2640, Stage Make-Up

  3  

TDR 3610, Computer Assisted Design

 
3
 

TDR 2080, Acting I             

  3  
TDR 2650, Stage Management           
3
 
TDR 1310-4320, Performance and Production Lab (8)   8  
Theatre Elective Courses  
6
 
Free Elective Courses   8  
   
 
Total Hours 128-129


Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Theatre Education

The Theatre Education Emphasis is designed for students who are interested in a career as an elementary or secondary teacher in theater. The Theatre Education emphasis will prepare students to compete and succeed in the continually evolving world of theatre education, giving students the flexibility and skill sets needed to survive and work theatre education and culminates in state licensure to teach theatre.  The B.F.A. degree creates a study of theatrical production and performance that includes theatre history, literature, criticism, analysis, contemporary trends, practical theatre process, and the exploration of theatre as an art form. Building on this foundation is a multi-disciplined approach to the production and performance of theatre with basic coursework in acting, directing, design, management, and the business of theatre. Completing the B.F.A. degree is a concentrated focus on coursework particular to theatre education. The objective of the Theatre Education emphasis is to prepare students for the diverse challenges of graduate studies and professional employment as a theatre teacher in elementary and secondary education.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Emphasis: Theatre Education Hours
General Education Core Requirement     43-44 
Theatre Core   21  
TDR 1120, Fundamentals of Production Design   3  
TDR 3050, Creative Dramatics  
3
 
TDR 3510, Theatre History I   3  
TDR 3520, Theatre History II  
3
 
TDR 3550, Dramatic Literature and Criticism   3  
TDR 3560, Play Analysis  
3
 
TDR 4520, Period Styles   3  
Theatre Education Requirements  

60 

Emphasis Area   29  
TDR 2080, Acting I  
3
 
TDR 2250, Directing I   3  
TDR 2200, Stage Movement I  
3
 
TDR 2630, Costume Design I   3  
TDR 3400, Scriptwriting I     
3
 
TDR 4430, Stage Management   3  
TDR 3700, Business of Show Business  
3
 
TDR 2120, Sophomore Audition/Portfolio Seminar   1  
TDR 3120, Junior Audition/Portfolio Seminar  
1
 
TDR 4015, Senior Capstone   0  
TDR 1310-3320, Performance and Production Lab (6)   6  
Education Emphasis Courses   29  
EDU 2100, Foundations of Education  
3
 
EDU 2110, Educational Psychology   4  
EDU 3800, Diverse Learners  
4
 

EDU 2223, Human Development and Education

  4  

TDR 4610, Student Teaching Seminar

 
0
 

TDR 3180, Elementary Methods

  3  
TDR 3190, Secondary Methods  
3
 
TDR 4620, Student Teaching   8  
Theatre Elective Courses  
3
 
Free Elective Courses   5  
   
 
Total Hours 130-131